Day 01 : Arrival – Hanoi city Hanoi city
On arrival in Hanoi you will be met by our driver and transferred to your hotel. After booking into your hotel you can relax and enjoy the rest of the day as free time, to explore your surrounds by yourself.
Included: Transfer to your hotel, hotel tariff and a city map
Day 02 : Hanoi city tour (B, L, D )
After breakfast at your hotel, our tour guide will pick you up, and the day tour begins with a visit to Tran Quoc Pagoda. Next we will visit the Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, (Ho’s final resting place), the Ho Chi Minh Museum and the iconic One Pillar Pagoda. Moving on we will visit the Temple of Literature, the first University in Vietnam, built in 1070, before enjoying a traditional lunch that will be served in a Vietnamese Restaurant
After lunch we take in the Ethnology Museum, that offers informative and well-documented displays on the country’s 54 ethnic minority groups, including elaborate and colorful hill-tribe costumes, weaving designs, musical instruments, fishing implements, work tools and other functional objects. The display continues on to the garden outside, with fascinating examples of housing from the King’s to the those of the ethnic groups from the Central Highlands.
About 4pm visit the bustling Dong Xuan Market, then enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Show before enjoying your dinner.
Included: All transportation, the Hotel tariff, tour guide, all entrance fees, meals and the Water Puppet Show.
Day 03: Hanoi-Halong Bay (B. L. D)
After being picked up from your hotel you will depart, by road to Halong City. On arrival you transfer to your cruise junk, meet the crew and enjoy a welcome drink. A delicious sea-food lunch will be served on board as we begin the cruise in this UNESCO rated Bay, heading towards Bai Tu Long Bay and enjoying the spectacular scenery on the way. Our first stop will be at Sung Sot Cave, to explore the “Surprise Cave”, after which we will continue our cruise to Titop Island where, weather permitting, you will enjoy a swim and walk to its summit to take in the breathtaking panorama of the bay. On your return to the junk and cruising further into the Bay, we find a protected area, drop anchor then enjoy some kayaking before our evening meal, which you enjoy while watching the beautiful sunset. There is an option of taking part in organized activities, before spending the night in your well appointed cabin suite.
Day 4: Halong – Hanoi (B, L )
Wake early to enjoy the sunrise on the Bay then enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with your tasty breakfast while we cruise through the wonderful emerald waters, between the karsts and limestone outcrops. Along the way you will see strange shapes including islets that look like a fighting cock, an incense urn, a dog, a toad, and a dragon. On our arrival back to Halong City we board our vehicle and begin our return journey to Hanoi. We will enjoy our lunch on the way, and a stop- over in Hai Duong Province before arriving back at your hotel at approximately 17:00hrs.
Included: Road transfer, tour guide, junk cruise, kayaking, breakfast, lunch and all entrance fees.
Day 5: Hanoi – Depature ( B )
After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy free time until your transfer to Noi Bai airport for your onward flight.